Tourism & Hospitality
WVU Extension Rural Tourism provides research, planning, and training programs to support the development of a sustainable tourism economy in West Virginia. These programs focus on a participatory approach to community-based tourism development and are offered with the support of a transdisciplinary team of WVU faculty and students.
Partnerships with faculty and staff in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources,
Landscape Architecture, Natural Resources Analysis Center, Graphic Design, Public
Administration, Business and Economics and other Colleges and Departments at WVU
provide a depth of knowledge and expertise and the ability to develop and deliver
a wide range of programs to rural destinations.
- Mon Forest Towns
- Elk River Corridor
- Visit Upper Ohio Valley Tourism
Other ProgramsWest Virginia Welcome Voices of Change Sharing Tucker Tourism First Impressions Destination Competitiveness WV DIY Outdoors
If you have community-based tourism research, training, and technical assistance
needs, the WVU Extension Service can help.
Contact Doug Arbogast, WVU Extension Tourism Specialist, to discuss needs, availability and costs.